Saturday, January 23, 2016

Spotlight: Some (Amazing) People I Know by Keith Maginn

Hello, readers!
Check out this new book:

 What is it about?

Addicted to crack cocaine, Martin ate food from garbage cans until turning his life around and mentoring young men. Beth was living the American dream, loving husband and five kids, before tragedy struck, forcing her to sink or swim. Curt was content with his life until a plane crash changed everything and he was forced to reorganize his priorities.

These are just a few of the engaging, true accounts in Some (Amazing) People I Know. This soul-stirring book tells seven diverse stories, ordinary people until significant challenges proved them extraordinary. Some (Amazing) People I Know, both heartbreaking and heartwarming, is transformative and will renew readers’ hope for humanity.

I've reviewed Keith Maginn's earlier works in the past before, and I've enjoyed them. Due to my hectic schedule, though, I am not able to review this one any time soon. However, I know this is another good book by him that I feel that I need to share it with you. 

What I found very interesting about this book is that it is a compilation of true stories of people who have experienced huge things in their lives. I bet the stories are inspirational. 

If you decide to read this book, let me know what you think!

Who is Keith Maginn?

Keith Maginn was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the youngest of four children. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as an Evans Scholar. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Sociology he relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work for AmeriCorps and for Habitat for Humanity. Keith returned to Cincinnati after living nearly 10 years in east Tennessee. He enjoys being surrounded by family and friends. While writing is his passion, he also enjoys sports, meditation, yoga, reading and live music.

Keith released Turning This Thing Around, an inspiring self-help memoir of overcoming personal struggles, in December 2010. In January 2013, he self-published Goodwill Tour: Paying It Forward, detailing a 3,000-mile philanthropic pay-it-forward road trip through the southeastern United States.

Five things about the author:

1. Favorite books include Tao Te Ching, On the Road, Into the Wild, The Alchemist and The Motorcycle Diaries. Favorite authors are Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck.

2. Driving around the country in a small RV or Airstream trailer for a few months tops his bucket list.

3. Biggest pet peeves are arrogance and lack of consideration for others.

4. He’d most like to meet the Dalai Lama.

5. Keith enjoys a wide range of music, especially Pearl Jam, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Band of Horses, Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews Band, Hank Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, The Script, Mumford & Sons and Tim McGraw. The two best written songs ever? “Imagine” by John Lennon and “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Check out my reviews for...

 Goodwill Tour: Paying It Forward

Turning This Thing Around


  1. Thank you so much for the author spotlight, Vonnie! I really appreciate your help.

    Keith Maginn